$100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University today launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.
Sep. 22, 2020—The Metropolitan Historical Commission is paying tribute to Betty Chiles Nixon, a civil and women’s rights activist who worked at Vanderbilt University for 17 years, with a historical marker placed outside her former home on 18th Avenue South.
Sep. 22, 2020—The Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program is seeking staff members to serve as mentors to the university’s Posse Scholars, a diverse group of talented students with extraordinary leadership potential.
Sep. 18, 2020—Students, faculty and staff from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the need for social justice during the VUSN Social Justice Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Sep. 15, 2020—The legacies of Ida B. Wells and J. Frankie Pierce and their fight for suffrage for Black women will be the topic of a panel discussion on Friday, Sept. 18. The online event will explore how Wells’ and Pierce’s life’s work contributed to the struggle for women’s suffrage and how their legacies inform Black women and civic engagement in our communities today.
Sep. 13, 2020—Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, honors the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will recognize the month with a series of programs and events.
Sep. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University is launching "Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice," a new initiative conceived by professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and focused on healing at a time of social unrest.
Lasting and Meaningful Change: NFL executive Adolpho A. Birch III, JD’91, discusses diversity on campus and athlete activism
Sep. 10, 2020—Birch, the new chief legal officer and senior vice president of business affairs for the Tennessee Titans, recently was named chair of a new Vanderbilt Board of Trust ad hoc committee that is partnering with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies around equity, diversity and inclusion. Here he discusses the work of the committee, the rise in athlete activism, and his favorite Nashville sports memory.
Sep. 4, 2020—Diverse ’Dores Day, an annual event showcasing the offices, organizations and departments on campus designed to empower and equip Vanderbilt community members to be agents of positive social change, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sep. 4, 2020—The Center for Teaching's programs, resources and professional development opportunities under the banner “Teaching, Difference and Power" seek to make Vanderbilt a more diverse, inclusive and equitable institution.
Sep. 3, 2020—Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University, encourages the Vanderbilt community to look through a “character filter” to examine their behaviors and character traits in this video message.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier expressed gratitude to the entire Vanderbilt community for efforts to return students and faculty to campus safely during the global pandemic, and pledged that Vanderbilt would continue to support faculty and their research, during his inaugural Faculty Assembly address held virtually on Aug. 27.